I am applying a shirt collar with a band, and am having this problem ONCE AGAIN. I was careful not to stretch anything, pinned carefully, stay stitched – the whole thing. It is a small plaid. The band is smaller than the neckline. I unsewed the front band and ironed it flat and I’m about to refold the band to make it fit. Fortunately it is the button band.
But it got me to thinking how I could avoid this in the future. (this one is a Kwik Sew where you make the collar, then apply both the bands to the collar then sew the outer band on first, from seam to seam, then turn under the remaining uninterfaced band and topstitch. It seems to me that this requires a lot more precision that I am prepared for.)
Help me think this out.
What if I don’t cut the curve on the collarband until I am ready to apply it to the neckline then sew the curve and trim to fit? ANyone see any difficulties with this?
Edited 5/15/2007 12:29 pm ET by Belair108